Krypometri

Organization: INTERNEWS KOSOVA
Applicant: FAIK ISPAHIU
Assessor: Jeton Mehmeti
Edits made by the organization after this assessment

IFCN Staff wrote:

The missing link is now added for the publication you indicated- please see here. https://kallxo.com/krypometer/ngecjet-e-projekteve-kryesore-ne-shendetesi/

Also, we now have the Criterion 5 fulfilled, with added clarifications about the steps and policy for corrections, please see here. https://kallxo.com/krypometer-info/


Assessor’s comments after edits made by the organization:

Kryptometer has incorporated direct links to the source, which were missing earlier, and has added a public correction policy, which provides readers sufficient information about the steps and policy for corrections.  


Conclusion and recommendations
on 05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)

Jeton Mehmeti wrote:

I think the fact-check initiative called Krypomenter, a joint project of Internews Kosova and BIRN, is compliant as a whole with the principles and can be accepted. After the assessment of the specific criteria, it appears that Krypometer is an exclusive fact-checking initiative that operates under a legally registered organization. The quality of reporting is evaluated based on the stories published in the previous three months, March-May 2017. The general conclusion is that the reporting appears to be in compliance with the principles of fairness, nonpartisanship and based on facts. The fact-check methodology is explained and readers are encouraged to get involved in this initiative. Although in most cases sufficient information is provided regarding the source of the claim, a direct link to the source is missing in some stories. Information is sufficiently available about the organization, its employees and the financial resources. Lastly, there is evidence that the organization has corrected its stories in the past year when it has made an error, although a public correction policy is not made available to the readers. 

on 05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)

Jeton Mehmeti recommended Accept with edits


Section 1: Organization

Criterion 1a
Proof of registration
Evidence required: Please provide evidence that the signatory is a legally-registered organization set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking or the distinct fact-checking project of a recognized media house or research institution.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)

The organizational status is attached to this report


done_all 1a marked as Fully compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criterion 1b
Archive
Evidence required: Insert a link to the archive of fact checks published in the previous three months. If you do not collect all fact checks in one place, please explain how the fact-checking is conducted by your organization.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)

The following links lead to all fact-checked reports published during March, April and May 2017

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/premtimi-parealizuar-mustafes-per-nderrimin-e-flamurit-dhe-himnit/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/ngecjet-e-projekteve-kryesore-ne-shendetesi/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrena-e-pacollit-per-koalicion-ldk-ne/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrenat-e-haradinajt-per-kadri-veselin/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrenat-e-beqirit-dhe-hotit-per-kandidatin-per-kryeminister/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/premtimi-thyer-kadri-veselit-per-mos-rrezim-te-qeverise/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/zmbrapsja-kryeministrit-per-demarkacionin/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrena-per-padi-per-gjenocid-ndaj-serbise/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrena-e-agim-bahtirit-per-punesimin/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/terheqja-taktike-e-presidentit/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrena-e-mustafes-per-qeveri-duar-te-pastra/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/shpend-ahmetit-del-e-sakte-data-per-ujin/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/fryrja-e-rritjes-ekonomike/

http://kallxo.com/krypometer/rrenat-per-ujin/

It is quite visible to the reader that Krypometer is part of Internews Kosova which is a legally registered non-governmental organization in Kosovo. It is also clear that Krypometer is established exclusively for fact-checking of public statements given by public officials. Krypometer website is an extension of the website kallxo.com. The purpose of the initiative and methodology of fact-checking is clear and available for the public. In the previous three months, March-May 2017, Krypometer has published in total 14 reports that evaluate distinct claims made by high-level politicians. The thematic focus of selected claims is quite relevant to the society. The reporting appears to be nonpartisan and fact-based.


done_all 1b marked as Fully compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Section 2: Nonpartisanship and Fairness

Criterion 2a
Body of work sample
Evidence required: Please share links to ten fact checks that better represent the scope and consistency of your fact-checking. Provide a short explanation of how your organization strives to maintain coherent standards across fact checks.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)

done_all 2a marked as Fully compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criterion 2b
Nonpartisanship policy
Evidence required: Please share evidence of your policy preventing staff from direct involvement in political parties and advocacy organizations. Please also indicate the policy your organization has as a whole regarding advocacy and supporting political candidates.

Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago) Updated: 3 months ago

These policies are mentioned in the following documents that are attached to this report:

The Statute of Internews Kosova

Internews Kosova Ethics and Code of Conducts

Statement of Principles

Confidentiality Declaration 


done_all 2b marked as Fully compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Section 3: Transparency of Sources

Criterion 3a
Sources Policy
Please share a brief and public explanation (500 words max) of how sources are provided in enough detail that readers could replicate the fact check. If you have a public policy on how you find and use sources for your fact-checking, it should be shared here.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)

Overall, Krypomenter provides sufficient information about the source of the claim, which in some cases comes from outside sources (other media) and in other cases it comes from reporting done by the organization itself. In both cases the reader is provided with details regarding the time and place of the given statements. However, in some reports there is no link that leads directly to the source, such as the example with the promises of the Minister of Health, available at http://kallxo.com/krypometer/ngecjet-e-projekteve-kryesore-ne-shendetesi/


done 3a marked as Partially compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Section 4: Transparency of Funding & Organization

Criterion 4a
Funding Sources
Evidence required: Please link to the section where you publicly list your sources of funding (including, if they exist, any rules around which types of funding you do or don't accept), or a statement on ownership if you are the branch of an established media organization or research institution.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)

The following link leads to the annual financial reports of the organization: http://internewskosova.org/raportet/

The following link mentions the donors supporting the organization

http://api.kallxo.com/en/about-us


done_all 4a marked as Fully compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criterion 4b
Staff
Evidence required: Please link to the section detailing all authors and key actors behind your fact-checking project with their biographies. You can also list the name and bios of the members of the editorial board, pool of experts, advisory board, etc. if your organization has those.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The following link provides general information about Internews Kosova and BIRN, their mission, products, and the team http://kallxo.com/per-ne/

The following link provides information about the staff and their short bio:

http://kallxo.com/per-ne/staff/ 


done_all 4b marked as Fully compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criterion 4c
Contact
Evidence required: Please link to the section where readers can get in touch with the organization.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)

The following link leads to the contact section of the organization:

http://kallxo.com/per-ne/kontakti/


done_all 4c marked as Fully compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Section 5: Transparency of Methodology

Criterion 5a
Detailed Methodology
Evidence required: Please link to a section or article detailing the steps you follow for your fact-checking work.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)

Conclusion: Kallxo.com mentions in general terms its mission, working methodology of its team, emphasizing on the objectivity of reporting, investigative and fact-based argumentation, as well as its readiness to initiate legal actions in addition to reporting on corruption and violation of laws. This information is provided under the following link: http://kallxo.com/per-ne/metodologjia-e-punes/

The following link also provides details about the methodology of Krypometer, by explaining on how claims for fact-check are selected, how they are labeled, and how the public can get involved in this initiative: http://kallxo.com/krypometer-info/


done_all 5a marked as Fully compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criterion 5b
Claim submissions
Evidence required: Please link to the page or process through which readers can submit claims to fact-check. If you do not allow this, please briefly explain why.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The organization encourages readers to send claims to fact-check and this is done under a special section at kallxo.com entitled Report Corruption. Readers' claims are posted in the website. The following link shows a guideline on how to report: http://api.kallxo.com/en/how-to-report 


done_all 5b marked as Fully compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Section 6: Open & Honest Corrections Policy

Criterion 6a
Corrections policy
Evidence required: Please link to the page with your policy to address corrections. If it is not public, please share your organization's handbook.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)

Email sent from faik@internewskosova.org to factchecknet@poynter.org with a issue preventing us from completing the payment of the fee of 200USD.

Files Attached
picture_as_pdf 6a - Statuti i Inter... (2 MB)
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago) Updated: 3 months ago

The correction policy is not properly mentioned and explained to the reader. However, its basis are found under the Ethics and Code of Conduct of the organization and there is proof that the organization has implemented correction cases in the past.       


done 6a marked as Partially compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.

Criterion 6b
Examples of corrections
Evidence required: Please provide two examples of a correction made, or correction requests handled, in the past year.

INTERNEWS KOSOVA
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)
Jeton Mehmeti Assessor
05-Dec-2017 (1 year ago)

The following link provides the original letter of the reader, the response, and the corrected version of the story http://kallxo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Reagimi-i-Sead-Morin%C3%ABs.pdf


done 6b marked as Partially compliant by Jeton Mehmeti.